How to Convert QuickTime MOV to WebM?

Last Updated on December 30, 2020 by Lucas Silva


Why should you change MOV to WebM?

If you are an Apple fan, you must be familiar with QuickTime. QuickTime allows you to play, record, edit and share your videos conveniently. Based on the QuickTime container, MOV is a kind of professional video format. Encoded by MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, videos in MOV format always brings a great balance between video quality and file size.

However, when you would like to upload your meticulously made video to websites like YouTube, Twitter or other websites, you will find the size of your video is still too large or MOV format is not supported. Moreover, as HTML5 player has been accepted by an increasing number of browsers like Chrome and FireFox, ‘WebM’ seems to be a more popular video format. Thanks to VP8/VP9 video compression, WebM compresses videos in an almost quality harmless way. There is no doubt that smaller size and better quality are the two biggest pros of WebM. So, to share your video efficiently, you need to change MOV to WebM first!

How to convert MOV to WebM by Wondershare UniConverter?

When it comes to video format conversion, you just don’t want much quality loss. Luckily, Wondershare UniConverter helps you convert MOV to WebM or vice versa without quality loss. Besides, it supports batch conversion and high-speed conversion, which makes the whole process faster. Now, let’s see how to convert MOV to WebM by UniConverter step by step.

Step1. Download and install UniConverter on your computer (PC and Mac are both supported). Click the ‘Convert’ icon upper left of the interface. And then add video in MOV you want to convert by click ‘add files’ button.

Once you uploaded videos, you can find three icons under the thumbnail of each video. They allow you to trim or edit your video if you like. P.S: don’t forget to click ‘save’ after changes.

Step2. Now let’s set detailed information about WebM, the converted format. By clicking drop-down options ‘Convert all files to’, you can see a pop-up window contains some video formats. After clicking ‘WebM’, choose the right video resolution to meet your needs. Please keep in mind that higher resolution, higher frame rate, and less quality loss always mean larger file size. You need to find a balance during this process. Besides, some websites and players set a maximum frame rate for video can be played. So please pay more attention to this detail.

Step3. Before clicking ‘convert all’ to start conversion, you should check the file size and quality of converted videos again in case of unnecessary inconvenience. Besides, you can change the path to save converted videos by setting named ‘Output’. Then you can find videos in WebM under the ‘Converted’ tag.

How to convert MOV to WebM by Cloudconvert?

Cloudconvert is an online video converter without installation. It supports videos uploaded locally or saved on cloud disk. Usage of Cloundconvert can be very easy, now let’s take a look.

Step1. open the official website of Cloudconvert, click ‘select files’ in the middle of the webpage, and then find a way to upload your video to be converted.

Step2. Click drop-down list behind the file uploaded and select ‘video-WebM’, and then start conversion by clicking ‘Start Conversion’. You can download it or save the converted file in Dropbox when conversion finished.

Which tool should you choose?

Local converter or online converter? It seems hard to choose. But I believe the following analysis will greatly help you.

1) Conversion speed

Although download and installation are a little bit time-wasting, you can enjoy high-speed video conversion by UniConverter. As for Cloudconvert, you have to upload your video firstly and then download the converted video. So, conversion speed greatly depends on network stability and speed.

2) Ease of use

Cloudconvert only supports about 200 file formats but UniConverter supports over 1000. That means you can nearly convert any format of video by UniConverter but not Cloudconvert. Besides, before conversion, UniConverter allows you to do detailed settings about the converted video. On the other hand, Cloudconvert only allows users to trim video, set codec in a relative user-unfriendly way. It’s clear UniConverter is more convenient for users.

3) Bonus features

In fact, UniConverter is famous for its affluent features about video editing. It allows you to download videos from thousands of websites, record screen, and edit videos professionally. If you would like to add a filter, subtitles or soundtracks to the video, you will find it can be easy to achieve the goal by UniConverter. However, there are no other functions for Cloudconvert except format conversion.

4) privacy and safety

As a website, Cloudconvert may be easier to be attacked by hacker than a local converter. Thus, the uploading process may cause a potential threat to your privacy and downloaded files may do harm to your computer. As a local video converter, Uniconverter is much safer and privacy problem does not exist.

In summary, if you want a user-friendly and safe video converter with strong features, clearly UniConverter is a better choice.